What’s on offer?
You can use the call to talk to any number of probate matters including;
- Assistance with applying for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration to which are normally required to settle an estate
- Expert guidance on the rules of intestacy, including how assets are distributed if there is no will in place
- Professional assistance with tracing beneficiaries of the estate
- Detailed advice on inheritance tax and potential tax exemptions, helping you to minimise the tax burden on the estate
- Assistance with probate property matters, including property valuation and distribution of assets
- Estate administration support to help you navigate the complex legal and financial aspects of settling an estate
- Guidance on managing debt and probate matters, including how to handle outstanding debts of the deceased
- Expert assistance with contentious probate matters, including disputes over the validity of a will or disagreements between beneficiaries
- A transparent and competitive probate quote for further professional support, so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed with settling the estate.
- International Probate: When an individual dies owning assets outside of the UK, in one or more countries.
What can you expect from the call?
When you choose to book with The Probate Network, you will be introduced to a compassionate and understanding probate solicitor. Rest assured that the call you receive will not be a pushy sales pitch, but rather a chance for you to receive genuine and helpful advice to create a clear plan for your next steps. If you find that you require further support from a probate solicitor, you are more than welcome to ask for a probate quote after the consultation or request one online at your convenience.
To ensure that you are well-prepared for the call, we suggest reviewing our probate checklist, which includes a list of all the necessary documents needed to complete the probate process. It will help you to prepare to ensure you make the most of your free probate advice.
What happens after the call?
With the help of a Leeds probate solicitor, you’ll gain a better understanding of your legal situation. By understanding whether probate is necessary and how to proceed, you’ll be more confident in navigating the process. In addition, you will be aware of the costs associated with professional probate support if you need it.
In the event contentious probate, the call can be used to provide an insight into the legalities involved in making or defending a case, your rights, and the costs of professional help.
We can advise on disputed wills, problems with executors or disputes between executors and beneficiaries, fraud, claims for dependent beneficiaries made via The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and queries about the validity of a Will. What we don’t deal with is disputes with solicitors who are managing the probate process (we don’t deal with professional negligence).
Why does the Network offer this service?
We believe that solicitors should always offer some free advice, even if it’s just for twenty minutes. It enables you to decide if the solicitor is someone you could work with should you need further paid for advice. Solicitors are not cheap so it’s really important to establish a professional rapport before any discussion of fees – the solicitors on the Network understand this and are more than happy to demonstrate their knowledge and expertise with some free advice.
Info on the Probate Services Business Directory
Dealing with probate can be a challenging process, and it’s not uncommon to require the support of various types of probate advisors. At The Probate Network, we offer a comprehensive Probate Services Business Directory that you can use to search for reputable probate service providers located in Leeds and beyond. Our directory includes a wide range of service providers, such as:
- Probate Finance and Probate Loans, helping you to manage the financial aspects of the probate process.
- Probate insurance, including probate-specific empty property insurance, providing you with peace of mind while the estate is being settled.
- Property Valuation experts, who can help determine the accurate value of the estate’s assets.
- Genealogists, who can assist in tracing family members and beneficiaries of the estate.
- Assets Search professionals, who can help locate any assets that may have been overlooked.
- Will Searches, which can help track down any missing or disputed wills.
- Commemorative Ashes, for those who wish to keep the ashes of their loved ones close by.
Our directory also includes many more types of service providers, ensuring that you have access to a wide range of support throughout the probate process.